Nov 10th, 2011

As I wrap my review of the Motorola DROID RAZR, I figure it’d be a good time to mention a quick blurb regarding preinstalled applications on the device. Long story short, they can be removed and hidden.

It’s a great option from Verizon and Motorola for users who don’t want a cluttered app tray. Upon holding on an application while inside the app tray, a context menu will pop up allowing to do a few different things.

Alongside grouping the item or adding it to your homescreen, you can hide its icon. It won’t scrub the app from your device entirely but it’s not getting in the way of your other apps.

To access it, simply press the menu button and find the “Hidden Apps” button at the top right of the menu. Some apps can even be uninstalled, with Let’s Golf 2, Madden 12 and a few more putting up no fight. You access the uninstall feature on supported apps by long-pressing, just as with the Hide feature. Let’s hope this becomes a theme with all of Verizon’s phones, Motorola or otherwise.

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